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Climate crisis to bring more intense rain and thunderstorms to the UK, experts warn

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Wild and unpredictable weather is likely to become a hallmark of our future as established weather systems breakdown, writes Harry Cockburn

Multiple bolts of lightning flash in Glasgow during a thunderstorm

Multiple bolts of lightning flash in Glasgow during a thunderstorm

New research by scientists at Newcastle University suggests rising temperatures in some parts of the UK are the main drivers of increases in “extreme short-duration rainfall intensities”.

These storms tend to happen during the summer months and can cause dangerous flash flooding.

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